ASHA 2018: Poster on Post-Frenectomy Care & Feeding Challenges by Lori Overland & Robyn Merkel-Walsh

Posted by Casey Roy on

The 2018 ASHA Convention was held last week in Boston, MA. The TalkTools team had such an amazing time meeting new people, catching up with old friends, and most importantly - teaching about Oral Placement Therapy.

This year at ASHA, we celebrated the launch of our newest book, Functional Assessment and Remediation of TOTs (Tethered Oral Tissues), co-authored by Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP and Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC

READ MORE

Read more →

Dysphagia Patients: Holiday Survival Tips

Posted by Casey Roy on

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, and conjure up memories of past gatherings with family and friends. Images of warmly lit homes, crackling fires, laughter, songs and the aromas that swirl about can trigger such feelings of good will. It’s a time to come together and eat.

But, what if eating is a struggle, a battle, or even not in the picture at all?

If a family member, whether adult or child has experienced dysphagia or is on a special diet, some considerations and preparations may need to be made in advance. There is no reason for the individual experiencing a feeding difficulty or dysphagia be excluded of the joy of holiday food gatherings along with everyone else!

READ MORE

Read more →

Facebook LIVE w/ Throat Scope Founder & TalkTools Instructor

Posted by Casey Roy on

Throat Scope Inventor & CEO, Jennifer Holland, and TalkTools Instructor and Speech-Language Pathologist, Heather Vukelich, will be LIVE on TalkTools Facebook page to educate professionals on the uses of the Throat Scope in speech & feeding therapy and beyond.

This event is free.

Throat Scope in Speech/Feeding Therapy

TOPICS:

  • What is the Throat Scope?
  • Uses of the Throat Scope
  • Using the Throat Scope in Speech & Feeding Therapy
  • Jennifer & Heather discuss
  • Question & Answer from the LIVE audience... that's you!

When?
Thursday, November 8 at 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (United States).
Be sure to find out what this is in your local time zone!

Where?
On the TalkTools Facebook Page. Be sure to 'like' our page and RSVP to this event page to be sure not to miss out!

How?
Go to TalkTools Facebook page at the time of the event. Watching and participating in this LIVE video is free!

Read more →

IAOM Convention 2018: OMD in Children with Down Syndrome, OPT for OMD & Feeding with Tongue Tie

Posted by Casey Roy on

TalkTools Instructors Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP and Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC headed to Charlotte last weekend to present at the International Association of Orofacial Myology 2018 Convention.

The IAOM's mission is to "improve the health of the public by advancing the art and science of orofacial myology." Robyn is on track to become an IAOM Certified Orofacial Myologist - she has recently passed the written IAOM exam with the highest score of anyone taking the exam.

At this year's IAOM convention, Robyn and Lori presented 3 posters:

READ MORE

Read more →

Facebook LIVE: Successful Outcomes of OPT

Posted by Casey Roy on

Read more →